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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:43 am    Post subject: What is this plant? Reply with quote

This plant (photo attached) was found in a garden in Co. Wexford. The picture was taken in July. There were no flowers or buds on it.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without flowers I would hazard a guess at Hollyhock (Alcea rosea). There was a query about the strength of their roots on the forums a while back......... hollyhock
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be a courgette plant?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the plant could be Marsh mallow Althea officionalis

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking courgette too, but leaves too small for the length of the stems I think.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Micheal is right its a Althea officionalis
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this is off topic sort of, but curious...is that plant anything to the marshmallows you get in shops? (i.e. in hot choc etc.)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I know this is off topic sort of, but curious...is that plant anything to the marshmallows you get in shops? (i.e. in hot choc etc.)


I think the root of the plant was used to make the sweets originally.
Of course it is all gelatin now


I dug a little deeper.........

Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) leaf



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Marsh mallow (Althea officionalis)



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eeing the flowers Garlic Mustard Allaria petiuolata
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